Undertake the Mont Blanc Circuit, one of the most dramatic walks in Europe. No matter where you may have trekked before, nothing can prepare you for the staggering beauty and natural diversity encountered along this famed trek that takes you into France, Italy and Switzerland. Postcard perfect villages, cerulean glaciers, striking alpine vistas, challenging passes and rewarding days await on this unforgettable walking adventure.

Start
Les Bossons, France
Finish
Les Bossons, France
Countries
France,
Italy,
Switzerland
Themes
Walking
Code
AZXM
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 16
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
0kg pp per trip

Enjoy the pristine mountain scenery of Mont Blanc on this guided Alpine walking adventure


Highlights

  • Follow the Grand Balcon trail
  • Walk through fields of wildflowers
  • Traverse alpine pastures to Champex
  • Pass through France, Italy and Switzerland
  • Get up close to breathtaking glaciers
  • Follow ancient Roman roads
  • Traverse beneath huge glaciers

Itinerary

Arrive in Les Bossons and breathe in the fresh air and allure of Mont Blanc - a sign of the beauty to come.
Tackle the Grand Balcon trail and walk through intoxicating vistas to the heights of Lac Blanc. Descend to Les Frasserands and sleep surrounded by mountains.
Walk from France into Switzerland through steep mountain passes and past cerulean glaciers.
Climb to the Col de Forclaz for captivating views of the Rhone Valley. Follow alpine pastures to beguiling Champex.
Climb to the Col de Forclaz for captivating views of the Rhone Valley. Follow alpine pastures to beguiling Champex.
Follow the Val Ferret valley into Italy, ascending the highest point of the trek, Grand Col Ferret. Spend a free day exploring the old towns of Courmayeur or Entreves, or go on an invigorating excursion across the glacier to Aiguille du Midi.
Encounter spectacular views of mountains, glaciers and rocky peaks while walking through wildflower laden landscapes.
Pass beneath the impressive glacier du Miage and follow an ancient Roman road across Col de la Seigne back into France.
Ascend steeply to the Col de la Croix du Bonhomme, around to the Col du Bonhomme before descending into the Val Montjoie. Perhaps spend a free day visiting Les Contamines's market or rest weary legs in a cafe.
Traverse through peaks and valleys to the Chamonix Valley, taking in captivating views of Mont Blanc massif and spending the night in the idyllic alpine village of Les Houches. Clamber through forest to reach Brevent, which rewards unparalleled panoramic views of the area. Spend free time exploring trails around Chamonix, canyoning or taking a different approach to seeing the area on a mountain bike. Toast an amazing achievement with new friends before saying farewell to this adventure of a lifetime.
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Inclusions

Meals
14 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 13 dinners
Transport
Cable car
Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 night)

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